AHIF2023: Captivating Discussions, Networking Receptions, Sponsor Exhibitions, & Some Exciting New Features


(Posted 27th May 2023)


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3 Action-Packed Days at AHIF: Captivating Discussions, Networking Receptions, Sponsor Exhibitions, & Some Exciting New Features

The Africa Hospitality Investment Forum (AHIF) 2023 is just around the corner, and we are excited to see you there. AHIF serves as a catalyst for industry leaders, visionaries, and investors to converge and explore the transformative potential of Africa’s hospitality industry. With an exceptional programme consisting of 70+ thought provoking agenda topics, invaluable networking opportunities, inspiring project showcasing, and the introduction of a sustainability competition—AHIF 2023 is set to shape the future of our industry in remarkable ways.


The standard rate expires on 31st of May, after which prices will increase considerably. Register at the discounted rate and maximise your networking ROI.


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Programme Sessions Include:

Navigating Global Risks: The Impact on Africa’s Hospitality Industry

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Pat Thaker

Editorial and Regional Director MEA,

The Economist Intelligence Unit

Access to Capital: Navigating Solutions For Successful Hospitality Financing


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Mark Dunford

Chief Executive Officer,

Knight Frank Kenya


David Damiba

Managing Partner, Chief Investment Officer

Kasada Capital Management


Catherine Hendry

Principal: Property Finance Africa,

NedBank Corporate and Investment Banking


Koome Gikunda

Director Real Estate,



Srividya Jaganathan

Manager For Consumer and Social Services,

International Finance Corporation

Unlocking Investment Potential in Africa: Maximising Returns in a Growing Market


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Wayne Godwin

Head of East Africa & Indian Ocean, SVP Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Hamza Farooqui

Hamza Farooqui

Founder & CEO,

Millat Investments


Olivier Granet

Managing Partner & CEO

Kasada Capital Management


Funke Okubadego

Managing Director


Emerging Market Projects : Dos & Don’ts for Success in the Hospitality Industry


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Scott Antel

Hospitality & Franchise Lawyer,

Scotts FZ LLE

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Rahul Chaudhary

Executive Director

CG Corp Global

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Billy Cheung


Century Park Hotel & Residencies Ltd

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Hala Matar Choufany

President MEA & South Asia,

HVS Dubai

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Bani Haddad

Founder & Managing Director,

Aleph Hospitality


AHIF Project Nominations Open: 5-Minute Pitch


This year’s AHIF features a powerhouse of carefully curated investor audience. Join AHIF Project Showcase in which we are providing project owners an opportunity to pitch their vision to investors and senior hospitality leaders attending the event.


Each presenter will be given 5 minutes to present 3 slides providing relevant details about their projects.


To qualify, please submit your project proposal by filling out this form by 31 May. If shortlisted, we will get in touch with you for more details.


Click here to read more.


Call for Innovative & Sustainable Ideas: Think Green, Think Innovation!

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Join AHIF’s “Sustainability in Action: Innovative Ideas in the Spotlight” competition to showcase your sustainable products and technology solutions revolutionizing the hospitality industry in Africa.


The winner of the competition will have the opportunity to pitch their innovative ideas to industry experts, present on the main stage for 5 mins, and receive a complimentary AHIF ticket. Apply before 31 May by filling out this form and shape a greener future for hospitality!


Click here to read more.

*Save $200 with the standard rate, expiring 31 May.

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